Brian APPLEBY

APPLEBY; Brian. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great grandfather Brian Appleby. Born September 15, 1927 in Mission, son of Randolph and Irene Appleby, passed away in his sleep August 2, 2014 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital in his 86th year. Predeceased by the love of his life Audrie in 2009. He leaves behind three children, Craig (Jackie), Doug (Jo) and Elizabeth, 4 grandchildren; Curtis (Danyel), Chris (Jenny), Victoria and James, 5 great grandchildren; Seth, Rome, Aria, Madi and David, his loving sister Diana, numerous relatives and friends. Brian was raised and lived most of his life in Dewdney. Upon completing university he spent 5 years with the experimental farm services in Prince George then returned back to farm in Dewdney, at that time completed courses to become a secondary school teacher. Brian taught in Mission and Abbotsford for a total of 28 years. Primarily counseling in Mission in his latter years. He spent 15 years as a Fraser Valley Regional Director, 13 years as a hospital board member and also Life Time Learning member. Brian enjoyed curling and travelling. He spent his last five years at Cedar’s assisted living in Mission, where he enjoyed wonderful company and would often be seen enjoying the piano, playing cards or bringing his sense of humour to the table where he enjoyed coffee with friends. Special thank you to the staff at the Cedar’s for all your kindness and care over the last 5 years, Dr. Kornelsen, his staff, the MMH laboratory and to the emergency ward at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. We would love all who knew Brian to come and join the family in a celebration of his life. Bring your stories! Saturday August 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Bakerview Celebration Centre 34863 Cemetery Ave., Mission. 604-820-8844. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.


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